Our Work in Romania
At the national level, New Horizons Foundation has developed two educational programs which develop and transform Romanian youth: IMPACT (learning through community service) and VIAȚA (learning through adventure).
In order to reach these youth, we work directly with teachers, as well as priests, youth workers, and other educators. For this reason, we have developed two programs specifically for educators: Architects of Education, a professional formation program for teachers who want to use experiential learning methods in the classroom, and Community Schools, a network of schools which are integrated in and collaborating with their communities all across Romania.
Even as we’ve spread across the country, we stay closely connected to our roots in the Jiu Valley, leading community development efforts there through a range of outdoor education projects which benefit local disadvantaged youth and the entire community.
Currently, New Horizons Foundation works with approximately 4,000 local volunteers across Romania (over 3500 youth and 400 teachers) and with dozens of professionals in the field of education (trainers, animators, consultants, and policy-makers). Our organization has 30 staff spread across three offices: the headquarters in Lupeni (Hunedoara), and operational offices in Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest. In 2015, our organization had an operating budget of over 2 million RON.
Lupeni central headquarters
Bv. Păcii, bl. 5, ap. 9 | and in Cluj-Napoca